The Lucid Dream formed in Carlisle, Cumbria, in 2008. A string of sold-out 7's was followed by the debut longer player, 'Songs Of Lies and Deceit', in August 2013. The album gained critical acclaim from Uncut, Q, Rocksound, Clash, Classic Rock Magazine, and leading French culture magazine, 'Les Inrocks', to name a few. The initial vinyl pressing of the debut album (500 copies) sold out within 2 days, and was backed by a main stage slot at Kendal Calling, 3 consecutive appearances at the Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia, and supports to Death In Vegas and A Place To Bury Strangers (full UK tour).
The self-titled 2nd album was released in March 2015. Radio support was received from BBC Radio 1 (Huw Stephens), BBC Radio 2 (Huey Morgan), and major support from BBC 6 Music (Lauren Laverne, Marc Riley (inc. 2 sessions), Steve Lamacq, Gideon Coe, Stuart Maconie, Tom Robinson). The album again gained major critical acclaim, with glowing reviews from Uncut, Q, Louder Than War, Artrocker, The Skinny, and Drowned In Sound (who ranked the album #7 UK album of the year). The vinyl pressing exceeded the sales of the debut, with the vinyl pressing of 750 copies selling out upon the day of release.
The album was supported by a European headline tour throughout Spring 2015 (the bands 4th tour in Europe), and slots at Indouro Fest (Portgual), Secret Garden Party, and Eindhoven Psych Lab (Holland). The Lucid Dream also again supported A Place To Bury Strangers, as well as support to Clinic.
The Lucid Dream are currently working on their 3rd album, to be released September 2016.
The first single from it, 'Bad Texan', was released in March 2016. It received further acclaim from Clash and BBC 6 Music (Lauren Laverne 'headphones moment of the day'), as well as airplay from Gideon Coe and a 4th session repeat on the station within a year.
Shows confirmed so far include at Bluedot (w/ Caribou, Mercury Rev, Steve Mason and more) and a 4th slot in 5 years at the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia.
‘#7 UK album of 2015/#18 overall album of 2015. Anything but another psych-by-numbers record.’ Drowned In Sound
''Mona Lisa' - critics favourite tracks of 2015 playlist.' The Independent
‘Krautrock, no-wave, psych, dub…terrific 2nd album. 8/10.’ Uncut Magazine
‘they’re The Lucid Dream, and I love them.’ Stuart Maconie, BBC 6 Music
'Tightly controlled, psychedelic guitar noise. 3/5'. Q Magazine
'A resolute triumph. 5/5' Artrocker
'An early contender for those sought-after end of year best lists. 8/10'. Louder Than War
'stirring, epic material designed to expand minds and shatter the consciousness' Clash
'a tremolo-powered, Sonic Youth submarine voyage to Joe Meek's fabulous undersea kingdom' The Quietus
'they're from Carlisle but sound like they're from L.A' Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2
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